Time is Fleeting, madness
11.05.2009
03:50

The first of April we came back from Cape Town, the 8th and 9th of April we visited Konstantin Grcic in Munich and the 9th of May we left for Delhi, visiting cks, centre for knowledge societies amd it’s founder Aditya dev Sood. Next stops are Michael Young in Hong Kong and Ichiro Iwasaki in Tokyo.

4 hours by train from Vienna to Munich

4 hours by train from Vienna to Munich

6 hours by plane from Vienna to Delhi

6 hours by plane from Vienna to Delhi

Time is fleeting, as usual, and like we all do, I was fighting time in Vienna trying to get things done. Suddenly you are at a very different place like India, after a short trip, experiencing a very different sensation of time, a new understanding between time and heat. Delhi was incredibly hot and humid almost all day of yesterday (until a relieving thunderstorm came) around 40°C, a condition in which speed has a very different meaning. And yet again, everybody is moving, moving in an elegant slow motion, a constant motion I would rather film than take pictures of, to capture this special pace.

Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar

Indian Habitat Centre

Indian Habitat Centre, the place we stayed

In Munich there was something about time and order we took with us. The fact, that a very organized city like Munich also gives you time, time to spend, but also more time to work. More time equals pressure? Difficult to say. Because at the same time all the studios I visited so far, even if the city seemed chaotic, anarchic in a way, were very organized and efficient in using time, no matter if in the USA, Brazil or South Africa. Still - organization and this heat here seem to be two contradicting matters. 

Entrance into the court from the street

To Konstantins place, entrance from the street

downstairs door

entrance to the staircase in the second court

Our visit at Konstantins Grcis’s place was a lovely experience as well, a peaceful concentrated place again, very structured and very sympathetic. A clear set up of the day sets a very controlled pace, a frame in which work is being done, has to be done and keeps people from working crazy hours.A special moment to us is the 11′o’clock tea with Brezel, everyday on the terrace, all year round.

tea time on the terrace

tea time on the terrace


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